Electronic Arts yesterday announced the acquisition of KlickNation, a developer of free-to-play social role-playing games. KlickNation is now BioWare Sacramento which is a part of the EA’s BioWare label. The acquisition will strengthen EA’s position as a leader in social games. The team joins BioWare’s existing social gaming team at BioWare San Francisco to form a new business unit, BioWare Social, focused on the development of RPG experiences for social networks and led by former KlickNation CEO Mark Otero.
“KlickNation’s expertise in building innovative and compelling RPGs for social platforms makes them a seamless tuck-in with the BioWare team at EA,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA’s BioWare label. “We share the same creative values. The new BioWare Social unit will bring BioWare and EA franchises to the growing audience of core gamers who are looking for high quality, rich gameplay experiences on social platforms.”
This basically means we can look to EA for more free-to-play RPGs on Facebook, like one of the latest from EA’s which is presently creating a storm amongst players, SIMS 2. There are also other games such as SuperHero City which was the first social game for the company and others.